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Dec. 4, 2013 | Tim Alberta | Uranium Enrichment , Sanctions, Nuclear , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is attempting to organize a bipartisan coalition to draft a bill that would narrowly define what is, and is not, acceptable in any final nuclear deal with Iran, National Journal has learned.
International authorities could enlist a Danish transport ship to move hundreds of tons of chemical-warfare assets from Syria to a U.S. vessel equipped to destroy the materials, the London Guardian reported on Wednesday.
Dec. 4, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , International Perspectives on Missile Defense
German's chief foreign policy official on Wednesday suggested that the temporary nuclear deal with Iran could affect NATO's plans to construct a ballistic-missile defense system, the Associated Press reported.
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Dec. 4, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Sanctions, Nuclear , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to Capitol Hill next week to discuss the interim agreement reached over Iran's nuclear program.
Dec. 4, 2013 | Ballistic Missiles
Issue experts are questioning the how great a threat China's recently deployed antiship ballistic missile might pose to U.S. aircraft carriers, given that the weapon has yet to be demonstrably tested against a moving target, reports Air Force Magazine.
The Energy Department reportedly is entering talks with GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy about the possibility of converting a Kentucky uranium-processing facility into a plant that could produce reactor fuel using a controversial new technology that some observers fear could aggravate proliferation risks.
WASHINGTON -- More than a year after three peace activists broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee, "safeguards and security" continue to pose a "significant management challenge" for the Energy Department, the agency's inspector general said in a report issued last week.
Dec. 3, 2013 | Rachel Oswald | Chemical Weapons Destruction
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department on Tuesday said there are no plans to return aging U.S. chemical weapons left behind in Panama to the United States for destruction, seemingly contradicting a recent statement on the matter made by a top Panamanian official.
Dec. 3, 2013 | Diane Barnes | Delivery Systems
WASHINGTON -- Advanced conventional weapons are emerging as an "equal" to atomic arms in their capacity to ward off aggression, underlining a need for Moscow to bolster its focus on their development, Russian President Vladimir Putin told senior officials in comments released last week.
North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's uncle, who was thought to occupy a position of high importance in the country, may have been expelled from power, two South Korean lawmakers told the media on Tuesday.
Dec. 3, 2013 | Radiological Incidents
A new report by French forensic investigators plays down the possibility that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was assassinated through exposure to radioactive polonium, despite earlier suspicions, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
Quote of the Day
Catherine Templeton, a South Carolina health and environment official, on her state's continued storage of nuclear-weapons waste in underground containers that are leaking.
I don't know what the tanks' design life was intended to be, but it's not for infinity.